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I am a Lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering. I joined the Department in May 2023; prior to that I was Lecturer at Newcastle University. My PhD was in information geometry for phylogenetic trees.  

Research interests

I am interested in developing (non-Euclidean) geometric statistical methods for the analysis of data sets of phylogenetic trees. This methodology has a natural extension to graph-valued data, with an increasing number of problems in transport networks, genes, and neurology. I am also working with colleagues at Newcastle University to find early indicators of Parkinson's disease by analysis muscle activation patterns.

Education/Academic qualification

Statistics, PhD, Information geometry for phylogenetic trees, Newcastle University

29 Sept 201422 Oct 2019

Award Date: 22 Oct 2019

Mathematics, MRes, University of Leicester

Award Date: 16 Jul 2014

Mathematics, MSc, Bayero University Kano

Award Date: 26 Mar 2014

Mathematics, BSc, Bayero University Kano

Award Date: 28 Jan 2009

External positions

Newcastle University

14 Feb 20225 May 2023


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